NLM-7A0953: Post-Medieval dumbbell shot fragment

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Unique ID: NLM-7A0953

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Lead and iron shot. Cast ball for a light musket, carbine or heavy pistol with a ferrous metal spike of diameter [now] 2mm passing centrally through it and projecting c.6mm. Possibly with a light belt or circumferential flattened area from firing; lightly patinated. This is probably part of an iron-stemmed dumb-bell shot, a modified form of ammunition for a smooth bore muzzle loading weapon. These are more common on the continent, though examples have been recorded from the English Civil War battlefield at Cheriton, and elsewhere. Those reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme include more examples for lighter weapons such as pistols or carbines, which may have required modified ammunition to add to their 'stopping power' and compensate for their lighter bores. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1700.

Diameter (shot): 16.7mm, Weight: 25.75gms

Class: Dumbbell

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 25.75 g
Diameter: 16.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 22nd November 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM24303a

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Binbrook (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2195
Four figure Latitude: 53.43789777
Four figure longitude: -0.17994921
1:25K map: TF2195
1:10K map: TF29NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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